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14th annual Quota Debutante
Ball a huge success

by Rhonda Lyons

After nine weeks of fun and laughter, twentyone beautiful young ladies and their dashing young partners were presented to the Mayor Don Aldous and his wife Heather, also to Quota’s own Governor Jan Olde and Quota President Liz Proven.

What a night we all had. The perfume from the Debutante’s bouquets wafted througout the Showground Pavilion as they moved about the floor during the Swing Waltz. How proud the Dad’s looked as they danced with their little girls for The Pride of Erin.

Special thanks must go to Di, Jan and Terry for their dedication in turning many left feet into feet that could trip the light fantastic. Thank you to our Apex men who manned the bar so well.  Thank you also to The Silver Comets who kept us all on the dance floor.  Everyone was smiling because we sure were having fun.  For the beautifully iced cake we must thank Luz Lyon.  The Naval Cadets, under the direction of Nancy McMahon (also a Quotarian), did wonders in directing guests to collect meals and also in helping keep tables clear.

Behind the scenes we had the absolutely fantastic ladies of Maleny Quota along with many of their (very understanding) husbands who were able to prepare 320 hot meals for the night.  This Quota Debutante Ball has been our 14th Ball and we saw this year a flowergirl and page boy from years gone by, graduate to become Debutante and a Partner for the Ball.

This year we had Maddy Cox and Erin Dauth as flowergirls and Reece Cox and Nick Howard as page boys.  They all worked very hard in escorting the Debs and Partners to the stage for presentation.


Photo   Left:

Debutants Laurie Wilson,
Rachael Smeeton and Amelia Swanson

Debs from last year Angela Green and Jayne Oliver did a wonderful job as Maids to the Debutantes.  Maleny Quota has again excelled in doing something positive for our young ones.  Many families came up and thanked us for giving their children something to treasure for ever.

Talking to many families during the night,some coming from as far away as Darwin and Townsville, I felt that this event was as important for the parents as it was for the young ones.

Twenty-one ladies made their debut last
Saturday night at the Maleny showgrounds.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.